Plans are moving ahead to build a pedestrian underpass at the Ngurah Rai Statue located near the entrance to Bali's Ngrah Rai International Airport.
A pet project of regent A.A. Gde Agung, the underpass will make the small park encircled by busy roads accessible to the public.
According to an official website, the tendering process for the underpass commenced on July 24, 2014 and will at the end of August 2014. A contract to commence the project is scheduled for signing onSeptember 3, 2014.
The pedestrian underpass at the Ngurah Rai Statue will be slightly smaller than a similar underpass planned at the Dewi Ruci Monument.
The underpass near the airport will open in early 2015.
The walls of the underpass will include a diorama depicting the military battles of Ngurah Rai in the struggle for national independence.
His likeness depicted on the Rp. 50,0000 bill, I Gusti Ngurah Rai died at the age of 29 on November 20, 1946 in the battle of Margarana (Bali) in the national struggle for independence from Dutch colonial rule.
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